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University of Utah Biostatistics Faculty / Rank & Track DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Biostatistics Faculty / Rank & Track DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin Fall 2021 or thereafter



The Study Design and Biostatistics Center ( SDBC ) in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah is invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor-level in either the Tenure or Research Track. We are seeking candidates with the research skills and experience required to successfully assume leadership roles in multi-disciplinary research teams and to support and develop grant proposals. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in methodological research. Substantive interest and experience is desired in one or more of the following areas: Methods for modern causal inference, behavioral statistics, psychometrics, pharmacological research, clinical trial design, analysis of secondary data, machine learning and high dimensional data analysis, and applications of mixed effects models to health data.

The SDBC is the statistical core of the Population Health Research Foundation ( PHR ), which is a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, systematic review experts and qualitative researchers engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the Health Science Center of the University of Utah. Focus areas of PHR include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, analysis of longitudinal and survival data, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, statistical genetics and genomics, machine learning methods, health economics, survey design, methods for the design, conduct and analysis of systematic reviews, behavioral statistics and psychometrics, and qualitative research.

A Ph.D. in biostatistics or a related discipline is required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in collaborative and methodological research. Experience writing statistical sections for grant applications is desired. Recruitment is ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified or the search is closed.

Please apply online with a Curriculum:

Inquiries for additional information may be sent to Brian Rood:

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/20/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02623F

Type Faculty